Incoming UH medical students receive white coats

Incoming UH medical students receive white coats


>>Narrator: Medical school has officially
begun for the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine’s class of 2016.>>UH medical student Randi Olds: I’m just
really excited to get started and get my white coat and get it a little bit dirty. I just look forward to being the best physician
that I can be.>>UH medical student Kelcy Higa: It’s really
unreal just to finally reach this moment in your career whey you get the white coat and
you really feel like you’re entering medical school and starting your journey into medicine.>>Narrator: The journey for these medical
students started a long time ago. They reached a significant milestone at the
school’s white coat ceremony, a ritual marking the beginning of medical school that also
goes to great lengths to impress the professional responsibilities upon the doctors to be.>>JABSOM Dean Jerris Hedges: Each of your
patients is a unique person. Listen. Learn to listen. Understand and be compassionate.>>Narrator: The 66 students were chosen from
a field of 1,600 applicants, 58 of them are from Hawai’i. A handful of them are hoping to become second
generation doctors.>>UH medical student Jonathan Lo: It was special
because my dad was there with me and I am just looking forward to getting started.>>Dr. Samuel Lo: Seeing him growing up and
going through this and following in my footsteps, it’s really truly different emotionally. [Students taking the Hippocratic Oath]>>Narrator: After they received their white
coats and stethoscopes, the students took the Hippocratic Oath. The John A. Burns School of Medicine stresses
the importance of the doctor patient relationship, to be excellent in science and compassion,
and that physicians should care as well as cure.>>Randi Olds: You work so hard to get up to
this point and all the hard work and it’s almost like it’s finally paying off. It symbolizes that we are about to be physicians. We’re just really excited. [Students finishing the Hippocratic Oath,
applause]

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